Although there’s no clear data tracking the number of rent strikes taking place across the city, the advocacy coalition Housing Justice for All says they’ve become more common during the COVID-19 crisis. An informal count by the group estimated 100 tenant groups or associations in New York participated in the nationwide rent strike action earlier this spring.
Todo el concejo municipal debe votar sobre la solicitud de rezonificación privada del proyecto en Queens, lo que crearía un distrito especial de 29 acres con nueve nuevos edificios, incluyendo 1.725 apartamentos y otras instalaciones.
Mayor de Blasio says even if federal aid flows to the city, the local government will not be in a position to provide cash benefits to families who have been boxed out of most pandemic relief.
‘I know hunger is not new. But over the last six months in the New York City metro area it has become worse and there are easy ways that those of us with more than we need can move from awareness to action.’
Councilman Mark Treyger says the city should tap into the resources it uses to run its senior meal delivery program to offer similar hot food options to students, saying his office has received “numerous complaints” about the current grab-and-go cold meals at schools.